Historic Essex Walking Tour

Friday, September 20, 2019

Date & Time

Friday, September 20, 2019

7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Phone Number

978-768-7039

Description

The Historic Essex Walking Tour is a self-guided tour (with a brochure and map to guide you) to 16 interpretive signs that highlight the historic significance of this New England village. Learn how 300+ years of shipbuilding produced close to 4,000 wooden vessels; find a 1797 Paul Revere bell; discover the birthplace of the fried clam; learn about the grave robberies of 1818; gain insight into how Essex became known as “America’s Antiques Capital”; and other interesting stories. Benches along the Essex Causeway provide a place to sit and relax as you take the tour. Antique and specialty shops, restaurants and views of the Essex River and Great Marsh are also along this one mile stretch in the Essex River Cultural District.

Special Instructions: Bring your smart phone or tablet to view additional history related to each site. Simply scan the QR (quick-response) code on each sign for additional stories, historic photos, video and audio clips connecting past and present day Essex! The website, www.EssexWalkingTour.com, also expands upon the history related to each location through photos, videos, and audio stories that connect the past and present day Essex.

Host

Town of Essex

Address

55 Main Street Essex, MA 01929 USA

Accessibility

Accessible / Wheelchair or stroller accommodating

Dog Friendly

Fun for Kids

Parking Available

Restrooms Available

Self-guided

Event Category

  • History
  • Maritime
  • Walking Tour

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